University of Cape Town, South Africa
Una Kyriacos is an Emeritus Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research interest and experience is in patient safety, and in particular, vital signs monitoring and nurses’ knowledge and use of the biosciences. She has developed a local validated modified early warning score (MEWS) vital signs observations chart for manual entry of parameters on general medical and surgical wards. She is often invited to give an expert opinion in healthcare lawsuits as a registered critical care nurse, ophthalmic nurse and researcher. She has published in her research areas of interest, has numerous citations and receives many requests from a number of countries for permission to replicate her studies.